This week has been proclaimed Square Dance Week in Peterborough by the mayor of the city. This is in part to celebrate the 50th annual Spring Spree which is happening this Saturday April 21st.
The dance will be held at Crestwood Secondary School and there will be afternoon and evening sessions from 2:00p m- 5:00pm and 7:00 – 10:30pm, followed by an evening snack. This dance is hosted by Lift Lock Squares and will feature several different callers and all levels of dancing. For more details visit our dance page or view the flyer.
See you there!
We had a really great turnout at the dance on Saturday! There were many people from other clubs as well as great support from our club.
Our cuer, Andrea Priest, and our callers, Wayne Whatman and Jeff Priest, did a fabulous job and I think we’re all looking forward to dancing with them again.
Toronto and District Square and Round Dance Association and Otonabee Squares present a special dance on Saturday October 1, 2011!
This dance will feature basic and mainstream with Plus tips.
Pre-rounds at 2pm, Squares and rounds 2:30-4:30pm
Wayne Whatman and Jeff Priest will be calling and Andrea Priest cueing.
Westdale United Church, 1509 Sherbrooke, Peterborough.
Cost $6 per person.
The Spring Spree is tomorrow and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to enjoying a great event organized by the Lift Lock Squares. One of the benefits of the dance will be hearing and dancing to lots of different callers. The variety of their music and choreography will be fun to experience for all of our Otonabee Squares members.
Calling is an art form and the caller is certainly the most critical person at a square dance. Without him or her there is no dance! There can be some mystery about the practice of calling, but there doesn’t have to be. If you are interested at all in calling perhaps you might be interested in the Canadian Callers College. The is school designed for individuals with no calling experience up to ten years of experience. Instructor Jeff Priest has been a caller for over 25 years and is a member of Callerlab. Get details on this summer’s session being held July 22 – 24th in Cambridge and visit their website at canadiancallerscollege.com.
Anyone interested in contacting Canadian Callers College can call 519-752-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor Jeff Priest will be at the Spring Spree on April 16th and you will be able to hear him call during the callers showcase. Better yet, find Mike Wood or Jackie Deschenes from our club and they will introduce you!
See you tomorrow!